Localized versions will be released in Europe 16 October 2015 with an American release following suit 20 October 2015.
The announcement comes following a couple very specific teases from the company.
DRAGON BALL Z EXTREME BUTODEN to be released in Europe, Middle-East, and Australasia
Goku and His Friends Are Back!
June 23, 2015 – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is proud to announce that DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN will be available in Europe, Middle-East and Australasia starting October 16th!
Developed by the famed Arc System Works teams, DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN contains tons amazing features bound to energetic and visually attractive fighting-games! With 20 playable characters and more than 100 support characters, fans will be more than happy to look for their favourite team composition and duke it out!
“Following the success of DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE, we wanted to keep on bringing awesomeness to our fans and make them as happy as ever. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is listening to fans and will keep on surprising them over the next few years! In the meantime, everybody will enjoy a high quality fighting-game based on one of the most emblematic Anime & Manga ever created!” said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe
DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN will be available in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia on October 16th only for Nintendo 3DS™ and new Nintendo 3DS™ systems!
DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN ANNOUNCED FOR THE AMERICAS FROM BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC.
Goku and Friends Bring Earth Shaking 2D Fighting Action to the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL
SAN JOSE, Calif., (June 23, 2015) – Leading digital entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is proud to announce DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN for the Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL handheld system. The game will be available at game retailers and the Nintendo eShop across the Americas starting October 20, 2015.
Developed by famed fighting game designers at Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN brings high energy 1-on-1 2D fighting action to fans around the world. With more than 20 playable characters and 100 support characters, fans will be able to create their dream matchups and come to blows with friends through local multiplayer.
“The DRAGON BALL Z franchise continues to delight gamers around the world, most recently with this year’s release of DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN lets players take DRAGON BALL on the road while delivering a tight and engrossing fighting game experience developed by one of the most respected 2D fighting game developers in Japan.”
DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN will be available at video game retailers and the Nintendo eShop throughout North America and Latin America starting on October 20, 2015 and in Brazil on October 23, 2015 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL handheld systems.
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden launched in Japan 11 June 2015. First-press copies of the game come packed with bonus content, including a downloadable version of the Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 (previously included as a part of the J-Legend Retsuden compilation game; albeit now with replacement music). Arc System Works developed the game for Bandai Namco. The developer previously worked on the Bukū… / Supersonic Warriors games on the Nintendo GameBoy Advance and DS.
Check out Episode #0382 of our podcast for early impressions and story teases based on the import version!